Your Evening Briefing
Donald Trump is eager to invoke a national emergency to bypass, perhaps illegally, an unwilling Congress and build his border wall. The president's address from the Oval Office and the Democratic rebuttal will surely be the big news Wednesday, upping the stakes even higher on what will be the 19th day of the government shutdown.
Here are today's top stories
Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team suspects that Paul Manafort, the onetime Trump campaign chairman, shared polling data on the 2016 election with an associate tied to Russian intelligence and lied about it, according to a court filing by Manafort’s lawyers.
Trump expressed optimism about the U.S.-China trade talks. U.S. and European stocks jumped as investors awaited statements from the delegations.
Carbon dioxide pollution in the U.S. rose 3.4 percent last year, driven by an increase in emissions from two often-overlooked sectors.
Toyota—in an unusual move for the usually cutthroat car business—decided to share with rivals an automated safety system that uses self-driving technology to keep cars from crashing.
As America retreats on the global stage, China is filling the void, spending billions of dollars to fuel a tech boom in Latin America.
Cancer mortality rates in America are way down, averting 2.6 million deaths over the last 25 years. But for those in poor and rural areas, the news isn't so good.
PayPal pioneered the security measures that allowed e-commerce to flourish. In the age of widespread digital payments, the company is staying relevant by teaming up with foes, Bloomberg Businessweek reports.
What you'll need to know tomorrow
- These could be the world's biggest economies by 2030.
- Logging into your bank account is now a $3 billion business.
- Hedge funds lost almost 6 percent last year.
- Flights were halted at Heathrow after a reported drone sighting.
- Oracle's Larry Ellison revealed a $1 billion stake in Tesla.
- Mayor Bill de Blasio said NYC would fund health care for all.
- Samsung phone users get a shock: They can't delete Facebook.
What you'll want to read tonight
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